Andrezj Sadej

Andrzej Sadej did gymnastics and soccer when he was a child, and then in 1970 he was invited, along with other students from his school, to a local judo club. He fell in love right away. One of the highlights of his career was his first gold medal in the Polish National Championship. Another crucial moment was the last medal he won in the European Championships, in 1987. Throughout his career, he won quite a few medals, including seven in Poland, five in European Championships, and four in University World Champions.

He loves judo, and he loves how the sport is constantly evolving, forcing athletes to adapt to the unexpected. He considers his 23 years – and counting – of working with Judo Canada his greatest achievement. He dreams to bring Judo Canada to world elite levels. His most rewarding experience as a coach was working with Nicolas Gill on his way to the top.

When he is not working with judo, he loves reading, listening to music, and taking care of his grandchildren. He has a Master’s degree from PEAcademy, in Wrocław, Poland.

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